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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is that the student
understands the value of the purchasing activity
and that they can use important purchasing and
inventory tools.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to
be able to understand the purchasing process and to
understand the relationship between inventory- fix
capital and purchase.

Course contents

The student works with separate purchasing and
inventory tools as ABC-analyses and purchase
agreements. Deterministic and stochastic inventory models are presented in detail.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

basics in logistics

Previous course names


Additional information

Students with Logistics as their extension studies will have first priority on the course. Compulsory deadlines for all parts and assignments.

Recommended or required reading

l. Proffs i inköp; Ulf Skoog & Conny Widlund 2001,
ISBN 91-972102-1-8, or later
2. Logistik (läran om effektiva materialflöden),
Jonsson & Mattson, 2005, ISBN 91-44-04182-9.
chapters 11, 12, 15
3. An Introduction to Management Science
by Anderson, Sweeney, Williams och Wisniemski
ISBN 978-1-84480-595-2
Only chapter 11 (inventory models)
4 Other material given during the course.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 10 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 12 hours
  • Small-group work - 10 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 33 hours
  • Individual studies - 48 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

The Inventory part will be graded based on a small exam and some exercises. The purchasing part will be graded based on a case made for an external partner. Grading is based on written assignments and oral presentations.


  • Björk Kaj-Mikael
  • Relander Siv


Björk Kaj-Mikael

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

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Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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